Where is ECC in gpg2 (specifically gnupg-2.0.21

Nicholas Cole nicholas.cole at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 19:58:58 CEST 2013

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:

>> to create the key (if that is possible) so that people can make a
>> judgement about that kind of thing when they certify keys -- assuming
> If Bobs decides to use NIST curve, why don't you want to send a mail to
> him.  It his his decision whether he want to keep stuff confidential.
> OTOH, for key signing, the use of certain curves may well be a data
> point on how far you trust someone else to sign a key.  Thus, I concur
> that gpg should print a notice which curve has been used.  We may be
> able to reuse the key size field for this (a curve specifies the key
> size).

That sounds ideal.  And I am sure you are right that for private use
it makes little to no difference.  But on the other hand, if gpg is
being used where people are trying to comply with different national
standards, it might be important that they know the curve being used.

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